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Grateful Dead Live at DuPont Gym - MIT on 1970-05-07

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Grateful Dead Live at DuPont Gym - MIT on 1970-05-07

Topics SirMick

Disc 1
acoustic set:

01 Intro
02 Don?t Ease Me In
03 I Know You Rider
04 level setting
05 Friend Of The Devil
06 level setting
07 Me And My Uncle
08 Deep Elem Blues
09 Candy Man
10 banter and jokes
11 Cumberland Blues
12 New Speedway Boogie
13 tuning and crowd "
14 Black Peter
15 Uncle John?s Band

* David Nelson introduced on guitar for Black Peter

Disc 2
New Riders Of The Purple Sage:

01 Whatcha Gonna Do?
02 tuning and crowd
03 Six Days On The Road
04 tuning and crowd
05 I Don?t Know You
06 crowd and tuning
07 Portland Woman//
08 Henry 4:30
09 crowd and tuning
10 Workin? Man Blues
11 tuning and crowd
12 All I Ever Wanted
13 Fair Chance To Know//
14 Last Lonely Eagle
15 Lodi 4:27
16 Bob Weir introduced and tuning
17 The Race Is On #
18 //Seasons #
19 Mama Tried #
20 Saw Mill #
21 Honky-Tonk Woman #

# with Bob Weir:

Disc 3
electric set

01 Good Lovin?
02 Cold Rain And Snow
03 Dire Wolf
04 Easy Wind
05 Beat It On Down The Line
06 High Time
07 Cryptical Envelopment >
08 Drums >
09 Other One >
10 Cryptical Envelopmen t>
11 Cosmic Charlie
12 Casey Jones

Disc 4
electric set (con't'd)

01 King Bee
02 //Frozen Logger
03 Drums
04 Not Fade Away >
05 Lovelight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue DuPont Gym - MIT
Location Cambridge, MA

Source this is a remaster of shnid 5439


- I hve repaired a great many very small dropouts which occured mostly on d1 and d3
- the static that is present in d1t03 has been greatly reduced
- the staic that was present in d1t04 has been removed
- the intermittent static in d2t08-d2t12 hs been reduced so that it is now almost inaudible
- the following patches have been made using the source seeded by David Hollister (shnid 19525)
d1t15 - 0:45-0:47
d3t06 - 1:52-1:54, 3:57-4:05
d4t05 - 4:35-4:425
- a number of volume adjustments have been made
- some noise reduction has been applied
- remastering done with iZotope Oxone and Waves plugins
- d1t05 has large dropouts at 0:31 for 1 second and at 2:37 for 8.5 seconds which are not repairable.
- I re-tracked d2 and also decided to leave Lovelight as one glorious chunk of music!

January 2006


Reviewer: tanman82 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2015
Subject: Historically important weeks?anti-war etc
The beginning of May was such a VITAL time in the NATIONWIDE student strikes that led up to the shootings in KENT state the half=hearted, aborted attempt to break Bobby Seale out of jail in New haven etc. The Panthers had planned to use the crowds that were exhorted to come to New Haven, Yale etc as a backdrop to facilitate the escape. Getting lost in the crowds etc Keep in mind this nationwide student strike was organized decades before the digital, social media age. Its hard to imagine how this technology would have affected the student movement, anti-war movement at this time.

In New Haven a guy was running around saying 'we just took a 'bite out of the Whale ,' or something to that effect. He was reffering to the bombing of the 'whale'(sp?) building that had just occurred.

Most people now dont have a clue of the student, political, anti-war atmosphere at the time. But these weeks in May of 70 before and after Kent State were the peak after the Chicago 'days of Rage' at the democratic convention in 68. People now who are even peripherally aware of this period in history still dont understand the REAL seriousness, tenseness of the times. Note: From the republican,(far right) end of the spectrum, G. Gordon Liddy writes that his view was that the country was in a 'civil war.' He uses this as some sort of excuse to explain HIS illegal, conspiratorial activities.

Bottom Line: The audience tapes from this period(weslyan etc) are interesting documents of the time if not prime Grateful Dead listening material. It is a shame though that more sounboard tapes dont exist as these shows were also an important period in the history of the band as well as the nation
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2013
Subject: -
NOTE: I think New Riders suck. However, everything else on this tape (i.e. the Dead) is excellent, and the recording is not at all bad for the era.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavorite - November 29, 2011
Subject: how they played it
Why is The Other One split up into four separate tracks?

Why can't we hear it the way they played it?
Reviewer: Smerdyakov - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2010
Subject: A Great Historic Document
It's cool to be able to hear the entire nights events as an AUD. Over all a solid show. But in terms of repeated listening not a strong candidate.
Reviewer: DoseMeister - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2009
Subject: Memory is fickle
chsid, the moment you refer to is caught on this recording. Not exactly how you remember it, but hey. Wish I could have been there so I'd have my own flawed memories to recount.

Nice show. Acoustic set is super long. Audience in high spirits throughout.

Aud recording is tolerable with some EQ. There's some pretty obtrusive chatting on-mike at points, but it's not all the time. If you categorically can't stand auds then don't bother. If you're OK with auds and are looking for hot performances this is definitely worth acquiring.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" May 7, 1970 at the DuPont Gym, MIT, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.


Thirty nine years ago today the GRATEFUL DEAD were playin' at MIT, where were you?

I couldn't be there in 70' but I made it today.

SirMick has improved this audience recording. I think it's worth the download. Thank you SirMick.

The GRATEFUL DEAD perform an incredible show at MIT. They obviously loved playing MIT and the kids at MIT loved the GRATEFUL DEAD.

I recommend adding this show to your 1970 Audience recordings of the GRATEFUL DEAD.

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
Reviewer: chsid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2008
Subject: Thank you!
Thank you for resuscitating a great memory. The clean up from the old tape is just terrific.

I remember coming to this show. It was like a high school sock hop in the gym, stage just a foot or two higher than everyody dancing on the floor. Went from about 8:30 to about 3:30 in the morning. As relaxed and as nice a show as I'll ever see.

A friend I went with that night was dying to hear The Eleven. At one point between songs, Garcia asked if anyone had a number (another JG double entendre, in retrospect), so my frined yelss out, "Yeah, Eleven!" JG turns to him and says: "Thats not a number,' and as you can see, didn't play it!
Reviewer: thelegroom - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2008
Subject: Holy Mother of Lovelights!
Thanx taper person and SirMick. Not a bad sounding audience for the era. A definite must listen and if you do not include the Lovelight medley in your collection you are nuts. The New Riders disc sounds a bit hissier and less clear in general. Real laid back and entirely enjoyable acoustic set. I am opening my radio show this week with Easy Wind and NFA>Lovelight. Peace.
Reviewer: dhcmrlchtdj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2008
Subject: lovelight
the whole show is good, lovelight especially. at over half an hour it's one of the longest lovelights i've heard. there's a great china cat teaser about 3/4 of the way through. sound quality is pretty good for its time.
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